Mecum Clears $108 Million in Indy

Mecum Indy 2024 Results

Mecum announced that they achieved over $108,000,000 in sales across the nine auction days of Dana Mecum’s 37th Original Spring Classic this month. A total of 2,877 lots sold between May 10 and May 18, making this the fourth year in a row for sales at this auction to exceed $100 million.

The most expensive lot sold was the 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra that went for $2,145,000. This was the last of the original 100 427 Cobras built by Shelby, prior to them having to use the 428 Police Interceptor engine, making the selling price understandable for the Shelby purist.

Notable Sales

Other notable sales include a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible that came from the Top Flight Muscle Car Collection that sold for $660,000. This Chevelle was equipped with the 454 cubic inch V8 engine as well as the upgraded F41 suspension, power steering, power brakes with front discs, and the cowl induction hood. Photographs of the frame-off restoration were included in the sale.

A very tricked out custom 2024 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop equipped with a 265 cubic inch V8 that produces 162 horsepower is another sale worth checking out. This car, finished in gold and built to replicate the 50 Millionth car produced by General Motors was finished in January of this year and immediately won numerous awards.

In addition to the custom “Tribute Gold” paint, stainless and chrome parts of the car received 24K gold plating that include door latches, bumpers, the hood latch, wheel covers, dash trim, and more. It’s equipped with a two-speed Powerglide transmission and its engine is dated to September 1954.

Although the awards themselves, the trophies and whatnot, were not included in the sale it shouldn’t be a tall order for this tribute to GM to win more that the new owner can start placing around their home. This sold for an impressive $434,500.

What's Next for Mecum

Mecum’s next auction will be held in Tulsa and should see 600 vehicles cross the auction block June 7-8, 2024.